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Utah State Expresses Condolences To FB Coach Blake Anderson Following Loss Of His Son

Mar 1, 2022, 1:46 PM | Updated: 2:40 pm
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Head coach Blake Anderson of the Utah State Aggies looks on during the first half of his team's game against the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium on November 26, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

LOGAN, Utah – The Utah State University athletic department offered their condolences to head football coach Blake Anderson after the loss of his son.

Utah State athletic director John Hartwell released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“On behalf of Utah State University, the athletics department and the football program, our thoughts and prayers are with coach Blake Anderson and his family following the tragic death of his son,” Hartwell wrote.

Coach Anderson sent out a tweet on Monday afternoon:

“God is STILL God in the midst of our broken heart.”

Members of the Utah State community sent their love and support to the Anderson family. It wasn’t just football players, but the Cache Valley community that has tweeted their support. Basketball players Brock Miller and Justin Bean, along with football players John Gentry, Logan Bonner, Chase Tuatagaloa, women’s basketball head coach Kayla Ard, along with members from the Arkansas State community.

When the statement was shared on Twitter, the love and support flooded the timeline from national media to members of the Utah community, including Utah State play-by-play voice and show host on The Zone Sports Network Scott Garrard and his co-host Hans Olsen.

Washington State head coach Jake Dickert shared his condolences with the Anderson family.

The Mountain West Conference is keeping the Anderson family in their thoughts and prayers.

Anderson finished his first season as the head coach of Utah State football, leading the Aggies to their first Mountain West Conference title. He went to Utah State following seven successful seasons at Arkansas State.

 

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